Modbook Tablet Made From a MacBook Priced at $3,499

Modbook has announced that pre-orders have opened for its 13-inch MacBook tablet, which will set consumers back $3,499.

Set to ship mid-November, the base price is $3,499, and you'll have to pay a $500 deposit. In addition to the base unit, several upgrades are available for those interested.

"Custom configuration options for the Modbook Pro include the choice between a 2.5GHz Intel Core i5 or 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 dual-core processor, increased memory up to 16GB and select solid-state drive options with up to 480GB of internal storage. As the only OS X tablet computer of its kind, the Modbook Pro can be ordered to come preinstalled (via OS X's Boot Camp utility) with Windows 7 as a secondary operating system, or even to boot natively into Windows 7 right out of the box," the company explained.

"The dynamic product configurator also allows customers to build out a full desktop setup with up to two standard or Wacom pen-enabled large-screen displays, adding a maximum of 5020 by 1600 pixels (two 2560-by-1600-pixel external displays) to the Modbook Pro's built-in 1280 by 800 pixel screen."

Modbook originally made its debut back in 2008, which is when it was a hand-built mod that saw 13-inch white polycarbonate MacBooks being deconstructed and then put back together as large touch-screen tablets.

 

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  • spartanmk2
    Thanks, but no thanks :D
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  • sliem
    Should be called Madbook for its mad price.
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  • spentshells
    dual core i5 and I7 interesting.....
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  • spartanmk2
    Thanks, but no thanks :D
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  • bystander
    I imagine only the wealthy, or obsessed would go for this type of price. This isn't much different than the new MS Slate Pro coming out that is looking to be 1/3rd the price. I'm sure it has advantages, but not that much. I'm sure a good deal of the costs come from manual mods.
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  • spentshells
    dual core i5 and I7 interesting.....
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